Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/06/2017 -- Hytrol is pleased to announce the addition of Jimmy Brandon as chief financial officer, effective January 16, 2017. Brandon is the third CFO in our company's 70-year history.
Brandon is responsible for financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting efforts to ensure systematic sales growth and gross margin improvement. He directs all accounting functions, including accounts receivable and accounts payable as well as accounts with the Integration Partner Network and suppliers. As a member of the executive team, Brandon will be an active participant in Hytrol's strategic planning processes.
Brandon joins Hytrol with 32 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, 19 of which were served as CFO for international manufacturing companies with annual revenues ranging from $50 million to $280 million.
His education includes a Master of Business Administration degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Brandon is also a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Management Accountant.
Brandon said he looks forward to developing procedures, controls and metrics to facilitate Hytrol's continued growth and profitability.
Hytrol president David Peacock said he is confident in Brandon's abilities and knows that he will have a positive impact on the company.
"Jimmy joins Hytrol during a period of significant growth and opportunities, and his experience, technical proficiency and leadership style ideally position him to be a key contributor going forward," Peacock said.
Hytrol (http://www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution needs. Established in 1947, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses.
From traditional roller and gravity conveyors to the most advanced conveying system technologies such as 24-volt conveying solutions and logic-driven zero-pressure accumulation, we seek to create the most value possible for our customers.
We believe that these solutions are only as good as the people behind them. Hytrol works with a network of integration partners to implement solutions for customers across the globe. Our emphasis on the "Hytrol Family" mindset continues to make Hytrol a great place to work as well as a mainstay of the company's respected position within the material handling industry.
With 2017 marking the company's 70th year in business, we look forward to accomplishing many more milestones in this monumental year of our company's history. Hytrol is a proud member of MHI, CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association), RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) and IABSC (International Association of Baggage System). Follow Hytrol on Twitter @Hytrol.